Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Joe Jonas Taylor Swift Weinstein Twitter PerezTV

The Silversun Pickups Want Mitt Romney To Be President Stop Using Their Song

| Filed under: Music MinuteLegal MattersPolitik

Silversun pickups order Mitt ROmney to stop using their music

If you've been to a Mitt Romney campaign event this year, you might have heard the song Panic Switch by the Silversun Pickups playing during his appearance.

As it turns out, the band kind of hates him and it's only been playing because he never asked for the band's permission to use the song in the first place!

Now they're pissed so their lawyers fired off a stern, yet pretty funny letter which asks that he "immediately discontinue using any material that infringes the copyright in" ANY of their songs.

The letter points out that Senator John McCain's campaign had the same issue after using a Jackson Browne song without permission and continues to explain:

"As a result, the Ohio Republican Party and the RNC apologized for misusing the song. They 'pledged in future election campaigns to respect and uphold the rights of artists and to obtain permissions and/or licenses for copyrighted works where appropriate." Mr. Romney, it's appropriate here, so we'd appreciate it if you get on board with your party."

Ha! They're not messin' around here, so he better listen.

Frontman Brian Aubert reiterated the band's feelings toward the Republican presidential candidate when he said:

"We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign. We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney!"


[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Hidden Meanings Behind Your Favorite Pop Songs!
Rock Of Love Stars: Where Are They Now?
10 Things You Never Knew About Beyoncé!
10 Things You Never Knew About Taylor Swift!
8 Things Trump Supporters Don't Know!
MTV VMAs 2017: All The Best Performance Looks!

21 comments to “The Silversun Pickups Want Mitt Romney To Be President Stop Using Their Song”

  1. 1

    hope mitt wins just cause our economy can't afford obama's idiocy with our money…

  2. 2

    Never heard of them, they should feel lucky someone is playing their song.

  3. 3

    Re: CaritaDeCleopatra – You are a complete moron.

  4. 4

    Re: patty300 – So just because YOU have never heard of them they should be grateful someone who they don't like is using their music? Maybe they are just popular where Im from, but I hear them on the radio quite often. And I know they were nominated for some Grammys.

  5. 5

    You would think the stupid Republicans would start asking permission first, before they use they songs. Isn't this like the millionth time this has happened? What morons.

  6. stickrat says – reply to this


    why not use some country band or ted nugent. those might be the only musicians that like him.

    i'm sure lawrence welk or the hee haw folk would be right on board with daddys boy mitt.

    cant beleive robbie performed for him ,but i guess he thought it would help michigan.

    guess he should have looked in the review mirror at the guy that led the bailout that saved the now thriving automakers.

  7. hmmm says – reply to this


    Obama was told not to use the song Soul Man back in 2008. Besides a scant few even know of the band until Romney's people played their song at a campaign event. They should be thanking Romney for the free publicity.

  8. I'm over here says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – And you're a douchebag

  9. lolz says – reply to this


    I take it this bands fan base are total douchebags

  10. 10

    Re: patty300 – Maybe if you stop listening to Justin Beiber and start listening to some real music, you would have heard of them. They are one of the better bands, more talented bands out there right now.

  11. 11

    Re: overthere – Moronic is voting for Obama!

  12. starr says – reply to this


    Silversun Pickups are awesome, don't really care who they favor in politics.

  13. JKD says – reply to this


    I have never heard of them… this unfortunate looking group should be happy that ANYONE even knows who they are… for real.

  14. 14

    I bet they'd let that douchebag Obama use their song for free.

  15. 15

    Re: overthere – Oh I'm a complete moron? Why? Because I state the reality of the situation? Do you honestly think that we are doing well? Do you really think we can "tax" our way out of debt? Have we learned nothing from history or even recent events going on in the world. Check out what happened with Greece and Spain or even Cuba. Any educated economist could tell you we are in deep shit the way things are going. You are either from canada and believe your life is perfect or you are sitting on your couch with your hand out collecting a welfare check while you watch cable and are on your Iphone and commenting on perez's gossip site, meanwhile other americans are working their asses off to pay for it.
    And I'm sorry if I'm tired of a president that acts more like a celebrity than a public servant because guess what you're supposed to work for us. I don't care about who you are playing basketball with, or your expensive vacation, or your dog, or your wife's designer clothes, or your 10,000 dollar a seat galas. Why? Maybe because I worried about keeping my small business (which is part of the private sector) afloat while you try to bleed me dry for your NON sustainable bullshit fancies and try to step in and take over control of MORE of MY personal liberties.

  16. 16

    These nobodies should be thanking their lucky stars that anyone even wants to use their lousy music. I would have thought Mitt Romney would have had better taste than to use this garbage. Nobody has even heard of the Silverstar Pickups but EVERYONE knows Romney. Get a clue and run with it you idiots!!

  17. 17

    Re: CaritaDeCleopatra – Amen, sistah! Well played.

  18. 18

    Re: CaritaDeCleopatra – Ha ha ha! Fox news much? LOL!

  19. 19

    Re: blackviolet
    a. I don't even have that channel in my bare minimum package.
    b. Who needs fox news? When it's in my daily life.
    c. my info is based on historical facts and fundamental economics, see i go to college and learn things but i've also worked my whole life so i can make an educated decision.
    and d. i'm unbiased so if you have an educated point on how obama objectives are helping our country i'll listen but so far i've studied both sides and the less abrasive choice is not obama.

  20. 20

    …if these guys arent smart enough to get permission for these songs, how they gonna run a country ?

  21. mobila bistrita says – reply to this


    of course like your website but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very troublesome to inform the reality then again I will certainly come back again.